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Oman Air apologises for using ‘Persian’ instead of ‘Arabian’ Gulf

September 26, 2016 at 11:16 am

Oman Air has apologised for the use of “Persian Gulf” to refer to the Arabian Gulf on a number of its flights, reported on Sunday. The airline pointed out that this was a mistake.

“It was noticed that there were some mistakes in showing the geographical names on the screens of some of our aircraft,” said Oman Air, “in particular the Boeing 737 and 787.”

The mistake, the airline noted, was a result of the updating of the maps by the entertainment and communication systems provider. “This led to the incorrect translation of some names,” it said. The “mistake”, which was brought to Oman Air attention by activists on Twitter, has now been corrected.